Court denies motion to dismiss Amish hair-cutting case

May 31, 2012

Today a federal district court judge in Ohio, in the case of U.S. v. Mullet, denied a motion by Samuel Mullet, Sr., and other Amish to dismiss the Obama Administration’s charges against them under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  The defendants are accused of forcibly shaving the beards and cutting the hair

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CIR will seek court review of voting rights case

May 18, 2012

Dismissal was erroneous

Washington D.C.— The Center for Individual Rights will seek Supreme Court review of today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissing LaRoque v. Holder, its case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Earlier today, a three-judge panel ruled that LaRoque must be dismissed as moot as a result of

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